Discover a tried and tested method to writing a successful canon.
Learn how to write a successful canon, something many composers struggle with. This course will show you many different techniques and a tried and tested method for in writing two parts that are linear in design but which also hold together harmonically. Becoming confident at writing in canon is a prelude to developing further skills in writing counterpoint. We cover all the essentials of writing in canon, with every step clearly demonstrated. Sign up today and learn how to write your first canon!
Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
PreviewLesson 1 - Writing Two-Part Canon (16:50)
StartLesson 2 - Two-Part Canon at the 5th (15:50)
StartLesson 3 - Two-Part Canon by Inversion (20:13)
StartLesson 4 - Canon by Diminution (15:02)
StartLesson 5 - Writing a Canon by Augmentation (15:16)
StartLesson 6 - How to Write a Crab Canon (24:24)